LOCAL NEWS | JANUARY 9, 2020

LOCAL NEWS | JANUARY 9, 2020

LOCAL NEWS | JANUARY 9, 2020

A fatal crash yesterday afternoon in Lewistown claimed the life of a Clearfield man.  Authorities say the one-vehicle mishap happened just after noon near the Greene Avenue Overpass on Route 22 – 322.  A pickup truck crashed into a tree after leaving the roadway.  The eastbound lanes of the highway were closed for about two hours as a result of the crash.

 

The Huntingdon School District will receive a $25,000 grant from the Department of Education to improve classroom instruction by connecting educators with local employers, according to Senator Judy Ward (R-30) and Representative Rich Irvin (R-81).  The grant was awarded as part of the “Teacher in the Workplace grant program,” which connects teachers with local employers to help better educate young people about the skills necessary to succeed in the workforce.  The program funds a number of different projects to support better learning opportunities for students.  A total of $2.2 million was awarded to 92 education entities statewide in the current round of funding.

 

Pennsylvania State Police and PennDOT are urging motorists to prepare their vehicles for winter and review safety information during Winter Driving Awareness Week.  Motorists are advised to have a trusted mechanic examine their vehicle for winter safety if they have not already done so.  Regular checks of fluid levels, windshield wipers, headlights and taillights, tire inflation and tread depth are recommended.  Drivers should also pack an emergency travel kit in the event they become stranded. Suggested contents include a flashlight and batteries, jumper cables, first aid supplies, bottled water, and non-perishable food items.  Visit PennDOT.gov/winter and PennDOT.gov/safety for more information on winter driving safety.

 

You can give the “Gift of Life” today in Lewistown.  The American Red Cross will be at Ellen Chapel Church on Ferguson Valley Road today from 12:00 noon to 6:00 pm.  The Red Cross is in urgent need of all blood types.

 

 

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